The Cheetahs have named a strong-looking line-up for their South African derby with the Stormers in Cape Town this Saturday.
The Cheetahs have named a strong-looking line-up for their South African derby with the Stormers at Newlands.
Included in the 22 are recent Springbok team members Willie le Roux, Coenie Oosthuizen, Trevor Nyakane and captain Adriaan Strauss.
Le Roux shifts from his international position of full-back to right wing due to Hennie Daniller's presence while Raymond Rhule lines up at 11.
Head coach Naka DrotskÃ© has opted for the in-form Piet van Zyl at scrum-half instead of Sarel Pretorius, where he is joined by Riaan Smit.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Rynhardt Landman, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (capt), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Walti Evermeulen, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Howard Mnisi.
Date: Saturday, 29 June
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.15 (17.15 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Marc van Zyl (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)